Bass Clarinettist

Hannah Shilvock

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Bass clarinet specialist and woodwind doubler based in West London. BG France and RATstands artist.
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Hannah is a clarinet and bass clarinet specialist, and woodwind doubler (Eb clarinet, saxophones and flute) based in Brighton. Hannah has played in many orchestras across the country and also alongside Jazz musicians such as Bill Laurance. Hannah is a BG France and RATstands artist, and has recently published her arrangement of Debussy’s Cello Sonata arr. for bass clarinet and piano, with Alea Publishing. Hannah completed a Masters in Bass Clarinet Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with distinction in 2020, where she was a scholar for the two years. In 2019, Hannah was a finalist in the first ever Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest, and has been named one of their ‘artists of the next generation’. In 2020 Hannah was a semi-finalist in the Trinity Laban Soloists competition with Michele Mangani’s Bass Clarinet concerto, and more recently was awarded a Merit for her performance in the 2021 Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition. Hannah is currently a member of ‘New Woods Collective’, a trio of bass clarinet, flute and piano specialising in contemporary repertoire; and a member of Hacha Duo (bass clarinet and cor anglais). In 2018, Hannah won the John Ireland prize for her performance of his Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano. Hannah has lots of experience playing bass clarinet, clarinet and Eb clarinet with many orchestras across London and the South of England. Hannah was a Leverhulme Scholar with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of GB in 2017. Hannah was chosen to play with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in 2018 when they performed a concert at Turner Sims, Southampton. Hannah also played bass clarinet in the 'Progression Ensemble' for the only UK date in Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurances' 2018 tour. Hannah more recently performed at the 2019 European Clarinet Festival held in Camerino, Italy. Hannah is available for solo recitals, functions, orchestral, funk and chamber music (Hannah has multiple different chamber music combinations - with piano, New Woods Collective (piano, flute and clarinet) and Hacha Duo (oboe/cor anglais and clarinet/bass clarinet).

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Hannah's Reviews

From customers:

Archie C
2 years ago, for a Private event in London
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5 out of 5

Hannah is an exceptional bass clarinetist and reed player. She has played in many shows I have MD'd and is always reliable. She is a reliable and versatile musician who I will be working with again.

Emily A
2 years ago, for a Recording session in London
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5 out of 5

Hannah produced a high quality recording with an accurate and expressive performance in an impressive amount of time. Communicating throughout the project was clear and effective and she also proved herself to be a friendly and understanding collaborator. I feel lucky to have worked with Hannah and would definitely recommend her services to anyone seeking an easy and convenient solution to needing a recorded performance of a high standard.

From other musicians:

23 July 2018

Hannah is an extremely talented and adaptable performer, being able to play a number of musical styles to an extremely high standard. She is an incredibly exciting performer whilst maintaining the utmost professionalism both on and off stage, and is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who she works with or performs to. An absolute pleasure play alongside, and I look forward to more performances together in the future.

2 January 2018

I booked Hannah for a bass clarinet recording for one of my compositions. Hannah was professional with her playing and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend anyone who needs a bass clarinetist to book Hannah and will certainly consider using her for my future performances/ compositions.

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Hannah's Song list

Bass clarinet repertoire -
Michele Mangani Bass Clarinet Concerto
Douglas Gibson Bass Clarinet Concerto
York Bowen - Phantasy Quintet (bass cl + string 4tet)
Eugene Bozza - Ballade (bass clar + piano)
Jules Semler-Collery - Legende et Divertissement (bass cl + piano)
Othmar Schoek - Sonata for bass cl (bass cl + piano)
Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata in E minor (bass cl + piano)
David Bennett-Thomas - Edifice (bass cl + piano)
Francois Borne - Carmen Fantastie (bass cl + piano)
Sebastian Tozzola - Paisaje Folklorico nr2 (bass cl + piano)
Claude Debussy - Cello Sonata in D minor (bass cl + piano)
Claude Debussy - Syrinx (bass cl)
Ivana Loudova - Aulos (bass cl)
Bach Cello Suites (bass cl)
Ruth Gipps - Prelude (bass cl)
Astor Piazzola - Tango Etude no.3 (bass cl)
David Lang - Press Release (bass cl)
Robert Davidson - Jump! (bass cl)
Nick Planas - Spanish Rhapsody (bass cl)
Elliot Carter - Steep Steps (bass cl)
Jorge Montilla - Introduction and Joroppo
Eric Dolphy - God Bless The Child (bass cl)
Dirk Brosse - La Soledad (bass cl + piano)
Dirk Brosse - Elegy (bass cl + piano)
Mark Mellits - Black (bass cl duet)
Sebastian Tozzola - 7 Pasos (bass cl + electronics or bass cl duet)
Michael Lowenstern - Drift (bass cl + electronics)
Michael Lowenstern - Trip (bass cl + electronics)
Michael Lowenstern - Ariels Hands (bass cl + electronics)
Michael Lowenstern - Ten Children no.1 (bass cl + electronics)
Gianfranco Gioia - Mirrors (bass cl + electronics)
Wayne Siegel - Jackdaw (bass cl + electronics)
Clarinet Repertoire -
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto
Nielson Clarinet Concerto
Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in B Flat Major
Claude Debussy - Premiere Rhapsody (cl + piano/orchestra)
A. Messager - Solo De Concours (cl + piano)
John Ireland - Fantasy Sonata (cl + piano)
Crusell - Introduction et air Suédois Varie (cl + piano)
Malcolm Arnold - Sonatina (cl + piano)
Busoni - Elegie (cl + piano)
Poulenc - Sonata (cl + piano)
Johannes Brahms - Sonata in F minor op.120 no.1 (cl + piano)
Igor Stravinsky - Three Pieces for clarinet (cl)
Saxophone repertoire -
Amy Quate - Light Of Sothis (alto sax + piano)
Eugene Bozza - Aria (alto sax + piano)
Chamber music repertoire -
Leos Janaceck - Mladi (wind quintet + bass cl)
Franz Schubert - Shepherd On The Rock (soprano, piano + cl)
Arnold Cooke - Three Songs of Innocence (soprano, piano + cl)
Michael Nyman - Manhattan (soprano + bass cl)
Vaughan Williams - Three Vocalises (soprano + cl)
Darius Milhaud - Trio (cl, violin + piano)
Aram Khachaturian - Trio (cl, violin + piano)
Peter Sculthorpe - Dream Tracks (cl, violin + piano)
Piet Ketting - Trio Sonata (fl, bass cl + piano)
Daniel Dorff - Hot Spots (cor anglais + cl)
David Bennett-Thomas - Moment (bass cl + bass fl)

Hannah's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will always try my best to be flexible to ensure your event runs smoothly!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

Depends on the performance - I have no PA to set up so won't take long.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can hire me to play specific pieces - depending on the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! Apart from if I need piano accompaniment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course - the fee will reflect how challenging/time consuming or simple this is.
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